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Assignment #1 Shutter Speed

Assignment #1 Shutter Speed


As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently attended a Beginner’s Photography Class with McKay Photography Academy.  I had a good understanding of how to adjust all of the settings on my camera, but no clue how to put that all together to get a good exposure.

McKay offers an online photography course which I decided to sign up for.  It’s only one “assignment” per month, so it’s not a huge commitment, but enough to keep me “honest” and make me practice and keep learning.

Assignment #1 is all about Shutter Speed.  I spent a day down by the Inner Harbor here in Baltimore and tried to get some action shots to practice stopping the motion.

Federal Hill Flag
25mm – ISO400 – f9.0 – 1/1000
Volleyball Serve
71mm – ISO500 – f6.3 – 1/3200
Busy Harbor
81mm – ISO500 – f8.0 – 1/1000
118mm – ISO500 – f8.0 – 1/1000
Fountains II
40mm – ISO500 – f5.6 – 1/4000
Fountains III – Stop Motion
25mm – ISO500 – f5.6 – 1/2000

This is technically from Assignment #2, Blurring the Action.  I think the water almost looks like ice in this picture:

Fountains IV
25mm – ISO125 – f22.0 – 1/30

And one last “stopping the motion” picture from our recent trip to the beach:

25mm – ISO100 – f2.8 1/2500

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